1993 Major League Baseball season

The 1993 Major League Baseball season was the final season of two-division play in each league, before the Central Division was added the following season, giving both the NL and AL three divisions each.

Sixteen years after the American League expanded from 12 to 14 teams, the National League finally followed suit, with the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) joining the NL. It was also the first season since 1976 that both leagues had the same number of teams. The Toronto Blue Jays capped off the season by winning their second consecutive World Series title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. The World Series was clinched when, in one of the most famous moments in baseball, Joe Carter hit a three-run walk off home run in the 9th to seal the victory at home.

1993 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 5 – October 23, 1993
Draft
Top draft pickAlex Rodriguez
Picked bySeattle Mariners
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Frank Thomas (CHW)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsToronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upAtlanta Braves
World Series
ChampionsToronto Blue Jays
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
Finals MVPPaul Molitor (TOR)
ClevelandMunicipalStadium1993Interior
The Cleveland Indians playing host to the Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium during a 1993 home game.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG John Olerud TOR .363 Andrés Galarraga COL .370
HR Juan González TEX 46 Barry Bonds SF 46
RBI Albert Belle CLE 129 Barry Bonds SF 123
Wins Jack McDowell CHW 22 John Burkett SF 22
ERA Kevin Appier KC 2.56 Greg Maddux ATL 2.36
SO Randy Johnson SEA 308 José Rijo CIN 227
SV Jeff Montgomery KC
Duane Ward TOR
45 Randy Myers CHC 53
SB Kenny Lofton CLE 70 Chuck Carr FLA 58

Major league baseball final standings

American League

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
New York Yankees 88 74 0.543 7 50–31 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 10 48–33 37–44
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 10 44–37 41–40
Boston Red Sox 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 19 46–35 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 69 93 0.426 26 38–43 31–50
AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 45–36 49–32
Texas Rangers 86 76 0.531 8 50–31 36–45
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 10 43–38 41–40
Seattle Mariners 82 80 0.506 12 46–35 36–45
California Angels 71 91 0.438 23 44–37 27–54
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 23 36–45 35–46
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 26 38–43 30–51

National League

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Montreal Expos 94 68 0.580 3 55–26 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 0.537 10 49–32 38–43
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 43–38 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 22 40–41 35–46
Florida Marlins 64 98 0.395 33 35–46 29–52
New York Mets 59 103 0.364 38 28–53 31–50
NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 104 58 0.642 51–30 53–28
San Francisco Giants 103 59 0.636 1 50–31 53–28
Houston Astros 85 77 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 81 0.500 23 41–40 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 73 89 0.451 31 41–40 32–49
Colorado Rockies 67 95 0.414 37 39–42 28–53
San Diego Padres 61 101 0.377 43 34–47 27–54

Postseason

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Toronto 4  
West Chicago Sox 2  
    AL Toronto 4
  NL Philadelphia 2
East Philadelphia 4
West Atlanta 2  

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont Won American League West
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Hal McRae
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Buck Showalter
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Kevin Kennedy
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won World Series

National League

Team Manager Comments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won National League West
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Tony Pérez Replaced during the season by Davey Johnson
Colorado Rockies Don Baylor Expansion team
Florida Marlins Rene Lachemann Expansion team
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg Replaced during the season by Dallas Green
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi Won the National League pennant
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

Events

External links

References

  1. ^ "Baseball Awards Voting for 1993". Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2008.
  2. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Books of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  3. ^ "George Brett - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2018.

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